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Consider Depreciation Deductions When Buying an Investment Property Off-The-Plan

By Bradley Beer on 26 Mar 2014 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

Buying off-the-plan can be a very attractive option for your first investment property, and there are some extra depreciation considerations to take into account that could help investors save thousands. Buying off-the-plan essentially means you are entering into a contract to purchase prior to the construction phase ...

Outdoors Can Offer More

By Bradley Beer on 27 Dec 2013 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

Over the holiday season, many of us will spend quite a bit of time entertaining and enjoying our backyard, from lying by the pool to hosting friends on our back deck. Remember it’s more than likely the tenants of your rental property are doing the same thing. Improving the outdoor area can add great value to a rental property ...

Count The Cost When Renovating

By Bradley Beer on 31 Oct 2013 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

Before you wage a renovation war on your property, there are several costs renovators often overlook when checking the feasibility of their job. After all, when you’ve got a tight budget, the last thing you want to do is to come up against unexpected costs that should have been factored in at the initial planning stage ...

Asbestos Register Now Required by Law

By Bradley Beer on 4 Sep 2013 3 Comments

Due to the serious health risks associated with asbestos, it is now law in most states and territories across Australia that every commercial building constructed prior to 31st of December 2003 has an asbestos register and an asbestos management plan. It is the responsibility of the person with control or management of the property ...

Five Depreciation Points Every Property Investor Needs to Know

By Bradley Beer on 27 Jun 2013 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

With the end of financial year right around the corner, property investors are thinking about how they can maximise their tax returns when they complete their annual tax assessment. One way investors can become more prepared for tax time and increase their deductions is to claim property depreciation ...

Making Your Principal Place of Residence an Investment

By Bradley Beer on 30 May 2013 1 Comment

Turning a principal place of residence (PPR) into an income producing property has an impact on the owner's tax situation. Investment property expenses such as interest costs, rates, and management fees become tax deductible ...

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